"On the set, they call me 'Little Opie' because Ron Howard started as a child actor and grew up to direct," notes the young actor who played Kevin Arnold on The Wonder Years. "He could be a role model for me. I'm always looking through the camera and checking angles. I want to learn all that I can."
"There's a very limited list of young, energized, talented, clever, versatile comedy directors because you have to know more than just cameras, you have to know comedy," notes 2 Broke Girls showrunner and Sex and the City executive producer Michael Patrick King.
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In an industry where those on either side of success find reasons to be jaded, Savage exhibits enthusiasm more typical of its fans. "He utterly lacks cynicism. It's disgusting," quips Modern Family showrunner Steve Levitan.
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